Review: Clarins Ombre Matte Shadows + Base

Sunday, October 12, 2014
I have tried so many eyeshadows, with a primer and without, all of which crease and move around on me throughout the day, it is a nightmare! When I saw Clarins were launching a range of cream to powder eyeshadows and an eye perfecting base I was instantly intrigued. I have three of the new Clarins eyeshadows and perfecting eyeshadow base from the gorgeous autumn winter 2014 collection. 

I have the new *Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base (£22) which is a skin tone eyeshadow base that I have been using underneath the Ombre Matte Shadows as well as other eyeshadows. The base evens out my skin tone, smoothes the skin and provides a perfect base for eyeshadows. I find the primer does make my eyeshadow last longer, fade less and it reduces creasing, which is a major problem for me. A little goes a long way, it is so quick/easy to use and the packaging makes it very travel friendly. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

I also have three of the *Clarins Ombre Matte Cream to Powder Shadows (£19) in the shades: 01 nude beige, 05 sparkle grey and 06 earth all of which are gorgeous natural shades, right up my street! Firstly, I love the packaging, it looks and feel very luxe. The shadows feel incredibly smooth and buttery soft, they blend like a dream and are so pigmented, a little goes a long way! I have been using the '01 nude beige' shade pretty much everyday in my makeup routine as it provides a great plain canvas for other eyeshadows and liner. Both 05 and 06 shades are gorgeous for day and evening wear, they blend well together and look gorgeous on the eyes. I will be getting even more use out of these shadows during the upcoming party season. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5!

Overall, I am so happy with the ombre shadows and perfecting base, they are perfect companions. I also love the colour range and packaging, it is typical Clarins - classic and elegant but the products have a modern, simple twist. I would definitely recommend both products! 

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of the new Clarins autumn winter 2014 collection?


  1. Love the look of the cream shadows x

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

  2. agree, the packaging is classy and colors are beautiful
    Keep in touch

  3. love the colors!!!!

  4. Glad these creamy eye shadows working
    well for you! Love the packaging c;

  5. oh my gosh your blog is so pretty, i love the design!

    becky ::

  6. these looks absolutely beautiful.

    i just posted a haul of which I would love for you to check out

  7. I havent tried any of these but I am a huge Clarins fan, I used to work for them as a teenager and their makeup has got so much better!

  8. This looks perfect! I'm awful at applying eyeshadow altogether haha xx

  9. These looks gorgeous, and the formula sounds great too - I also struggle to keep colour on my lids without a really heavy duty primer!

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle

  10. I really like the look of these, the brown one is just gorgeous!

    Sam //


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